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TERRY THOMPSON EXHIBITION Opening Reception

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Y:ART Gallery is pleased to present Bianco e Nero, an exhibition of new monochromatic works by Terry Thompson. The Opening Reception will be

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Y:ART Gallery is pleased to present Bianco e Nero, an exhibition of new monochromatic works by Terry Thompson. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 6-9pm, with an opportunity to meet the artist. An Artist Talk will be held on Saturday, October 12 at 4pm.

This exhibition focuses on the unique series of works Thompson started 3 years ago in which various geometric forms, interstellar arrangements, and aerobic gestures are rendered within the scope of black-and-white palette; much inspired by his 2016 painting “Alien Conversation #13,” where Thompson departed from his signature style of bright and bold color palette to create compositions of

black-and-white. Removing all other colors forces the viewer to focus on the encryption layered throughout this series.

Thompson created hundreds of small (8” x 12”) works on paper, using black ink and oil wash; these complex scenes of interconnected gestures and shapes created a hybrid of masterful drawings and sculptural design. Thompson explores the boundaries of maximalism and minimalism in his new paintings. Some works are busy as a city subway system, others are peaceful and tranquilizing as a day spa. There is an abundance of emotions rapidly delivered in chaotic works like “Bianco e Nero #6.” Thompson provides the viewer with a bit of an optical illusion, where the shapes are floating in space, and then with a slight change in focus, they are right in front of the canvas.

The large-scaled paintings are a combination of floating gels, gametes and figurative gestures, clustered in a cinematic stimulating scene aimed to invoke pleasure. Thompson continues to deliberately infuse his works with a deep sense of music, fashion, and love. His approach to these works took a slight detour from the past. By working primarily in black-and-white palette, Thompson’s brush strokes show the viewer roadmaps to his inner-circle of desire. He takes the viewer on a small intimate trip with his “Mini Bianco e Nero” works. A delightful celebration of interplay giving homage to master Picasso, Miro and Goya, adding his own touches which align with his physical strengths. Thompson paints with a dancing brush that only a man with his arm lengths could achieve. Circular motions extended way beyond the reach of the average person. You feel the joy and energy in his monochromatic world.

Terry Thompson is an American artist, born in Chicago, Illinois. He currently lives and works in Baltimore. A former studio roommate of Amy Sherald at the Sub-basement Artist Studios. Artist-in-residence from 1999-2014 at School 33 Art Center. Thompson participated in various exhibitions including: ATM at the Former Robert Miller Gallery (2018); Post Cards from the Edge at Gallery 524, New York (2018); The ArtBox Project 1.0, Basel, Switzerland (2017); Post Cards from the Edge, Metro Pictures, New York (2017); Art Takes Miami at Scope (2014), Scope, Miami (2012); Sub-Basement Art Gallery (2004, 2008); Galerie Francoise (2012); Flash Art Museum, Trevi, Italy (1998). He holds a Masters of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. This multi-talented artist is also a well-known DJ/Producer with releases on the London, UK record label, “Defected.”

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Y:ART is a contemporary gallery established in 2015 by Julia Yensho. It provides a forum for the art and culture of our time by presenting network and ideas through curatorial practice, artist representation, and by encouraging artistic collection. Y:ART Gallery is in the forefront of a new and exciting renaissance in Baltimore’s Highlandtown Arts District. The gallery has been responsible for many important solo and group exhibitions that have launched and sustained the careers of featured local and regional artists. Public programming within the gallery consists of artist talks and expert lectures on current exhibitions; all free and open to the public. Y:ART's gallery store features over 70 local and regional artisans who specialize in handcrafted fine art gifts including: jewelry, pottery, glass, wood, textiles and metal work. The walls are covered with extraordinary unique artworks and sculptural pieces that would impress any collector. This unique space is open for artist showings and workshops, and the gallery is also available as a venue for private functions or social gatherings.

For interviews with the artists, additional images, and general inquiries, please contact the gallery at 443-928-2272 or yartgallery3402@gmail.com

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